Mt. Bachelor holds this one-of-a-kind event inspired by none other than legendary surfer and Mt. Bachelor Ambassador, Gerry Lopez; who hosts the event!
Lopez was born in Hawaii, and grew up on Oahu. A tuberiding specialist, Lopez is known for a "cool-under-fire" style, and widely regarded as The Maven of wave-riding elegance and refinement. Lopez and his family now spend considerable time in Bend, Oregon, where he overseas a small snowboard manufacturing company.
The Big Wave Challenge is snowboard only event features a series of huge sweeping banked corners, quarter pipes and spines that are shaped into wave-like features for a flowing course bringing the surf to the mountain.
Event details, scoring formats, and division information may be found here.
Returning for a second year (dare we call it an annual?) the Mt. Bachelor Prequel is an "old school" freestyle competition. The course consists of handmade features including a mini pipe, side hits, hips, and jibs (on Midway) encouraging skiers and riders to take their most creative approach and walk away with the grand prize...a handmade SnoPlank!
Additional event details including judges scoring criteria, divisions, and scheduling may be found here.